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Re: 21.1: list-charset-chars

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: 21.1: list-charset-chars
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 11:38:59 +0200

> From: "Ulrich Windl" <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 08:17:35 +0100
> > 
> > What led you to believe that ASCII characters with codes below 128
> > belong to the other charsets?  Whatever gave you that impression is
> > the place where the documentation should be improved, because ASCII
> > characters are a separate charset in Emacs.
> I don't have a v21 Emacs at hand in the moment, but a ISO 8859 15 
> charset is a superset of US-ASCII

Not in Emacs, it isn't.  The full name of latin-iso8859-15 in Emacs
is this:

  "Right-Hand Part of Latin Alphabet 9 (ISO/IEC 8859-15): ISO-IR-203."

See mule-conf.el for more information.  The ``right-hand part'' thing
means that characters below 128 are not included.

What I'm asking is where would you suggest to explain this
fundamental fact so that it becomes clear.

> "list charset chars": What else than listing the characters in the 
> charset could be expected?

It does list all the characters that belong to the charset.  It's
just that you assumed 7-bit ASCII to be part of the charset, while
in fact it isn't.

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